As States Continue To Deny Trump Voter Data, The President Attacks Half The Country On Twitter
Donald Trump had this plan to get every state to turn over voter data, which would have made things easier for him come election time. But now that states are resisting the president and refusing to comply, Trump has began to show his frustration.
Trump took to Twitter on Saturday morning to blast more than half of the country for not complying with his corrupt scheme. “What are they trying to hide?” he asked.
Numerous states are refusing to give information to the very distinguished VOTER FRAUD PANEL. What are they trying to hide?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 1, 2017
The vice chair of Trump’s Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, shared a similar question on Friday after half the country decided to deny Trump information.
“Frankly, if a state like Kentucky or California won’t provide available information, one has to ask the question, ‘Why not?’” Kobach said during an interview on NPR’s “All Things Considered.”
“I mean, what are they trying to hide if they don’t want a presidential advisory commission to study their state voter rolls?” he asked.
In response, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) said, “There’s not enough bourbon here in Kentucky to make this request seem sensible. Not on my watch are we going to be releasing sensitive information that relate to the privacy of individuals.”
Trump’s request for voter names, birth dates, the last four digits of their Social Security numbers and party affiliation, comes after he claimed that millions of people voted illegally in the presidential election, which is his reason why he lost the popular vote.
But, Trump’s claims come with no such evidence. Frankly, Trump has an obsession with winning that he had to come up with a ridiculous reason as to why he lost the popular vote.
Kobach maintained Friday he does not know if such claims are true but said the commission is investigating them.
“This is an abuse of the office of the president,” Democrat National Committee Chair Tom Perez said in a statement on Saturday. “Simply put, President Trump is trying to use voter data to intimidate eligible voters and suppress voter turnout. Leaders in every state should reject this attack on our democracy.”